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Crew members of two cruise ships arrested in Kiel
After the "MSC Euribia" and the "Aidanova" berthed in the port of Kiel on June 10, 2023, the federal police arrested two crew members, who will be detained for a total of 905 days. During routine checks of passenger and crew lists, the police officers stumbled upon the arrest warrants for a 33-year-old North Macedonian and a 55-year-old Turkish national aboard the "MSC Euribia" and the "Aidanova" who were each convicted by German courts of violating the Narcotics Act, with the North Macedonian national still having to serve 551 days and the Turkish national still 350 days of imprisonment. The men were taken off the ships and transported to a prison.
Cruise ship speeded to Santa Cruz de Tenerife for medevac
On Feb 14, 2023, a passenger aboard the 'AIDANova', en route from Funchal, fell ill and needed to be medevaced off the Canary Islands. A helicopter was also unable to pick up the patient because visibility was poor due to the Sahara dust in the air. As a result, the ship speeded up towards the next port of call, Santa Cruz upon Tenerife, where it was expected on Feb 15 at 5 a.m. With a speed of 20 knots, the ship made it to the port already on Feb 14 at 7 p.m., where the patient was disembarked.
Ship early in Funchal due to medical emergency on Azura
The 'AIDAnova' arrived in Funchal on Dec 26 around seven hours earlier than planned due to an emergency on the cruise ship 'Azura' which requested to arrive in Funchal earlier in order to be able to end the emergency mode earlier. Due to its size, the 'AIDAnova' can only approach a special berth in Funchal when no other ship is on the way there. If she had arrived in Funchal after the 'Azura', she would no longer have been able to reach the berth. Therefore, the 'AIDANova' increased the ship's speed in such a way that Funchal would be reached before the P&O ship at around 10:30 p.m. However, the passengers could only leave the vessel at 6 a.m. at the regular time, as no additional security and port personnel could be provided on shore due to the Christmas holidays.News schreiben